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Albanian artist Saimir Strati stands in front of a mosaic portrait of Mother Teresa, at the Kosovo National Museum (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Saimir Strati hopes his artwork will highlight the suffering of refugees

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP)

Pope Francis to visit Ireland in 2018

Enda Kenny tweets confirmation that the Pope will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

Our Lady's Cathedral, Tromsø (Creative Commons)

Catholicism is growing fast in Norway

The Church has welcomed tens of thousands of new faithful in the last four years

Candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains party primaries and former prime minister, Francois Fillon (AP)

François Fillon has said he ‘will not excuse himself’ for defending family values

Pope Francis with Habsburg children in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican (Severin Meister)

The 21st-century Habsburg mission

What does it mean to be born into one of the most influential royal houses of Europe?

French bishops leave the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes  after Mass on the first day of the French bishops' conference (CNS)

The bishops also prayed for forgiveness for the sins of clergy members

Choir members arriving to sing at the mourning Mass for Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (AP)

The honorary Oscar-winner Andrzej Wajda died in hospital at the age of 90 earlier this month

A volunteer from a humanitarian organisation embraces refugee children during a police operation at a makeshift camp in the Greek village of Polykastro (CNS)

The Pope was speaking at an audience for graduates of Jesuit schools and universities

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Schönborn issued a clarification after suggesting many Muslims wanted an ‘Islamic conquest’ of Europe

Notre Dame Cathedral (CNS)

A document pledging loyalty to ISIS and belonging to the suspect was found after a standoff with police on Thursday night